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When it comes to Chinese New Year dishes, there is no shortage of auspicious fanciful names that bring positive energy, good fortune, harmony and good health! Take this easy to make Steamed Money Bag Dumplings 年菜平安金福袋 for example, who doesn’t like to ring in the Lunar New Year with heaps of good fortune?! #moneybagdumplings #dumplingrecipes #vegandumplings #chineserecipes #chinesenewyear #chinesenewyearfood #lunarnewyear #CNY #seafooddumplings #chinesenewyeardishes #instanomss #年菜 #簡單易做 #新年菜 #賀年菜 #團年飯 #開年飯 #宴客菜式

MONEY BAG DUMPLINGS 年菜平安金福袋

  • Author:Nancy
  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:8 mins
  • Total Time:38 minutes
  • Yield:12-16 pieces 1x
  • Category:appetizer, snack
  • Method:Steam
  • Cuisine:Chinese

Description

When it comes to Chinese New Year dishes, there is no shortage of auspicious fanciful names that bring positive energy, good fortune, harmony and good health! Take this easy to make Steamed Money Bag Dumplings 年菜平安金福袋 for example, who doesn’t like to ring in the Lunar New Year with heaps of good fortune?!

 


Ingredients

Scale

Seafood and Meat Filling

 

Vegetable filling

  • 1/2 C carrots, finely diced
  • 1216 pieces of thinly sliced carrots for steaming the dumplings
  • 1/2 C bamboo shoots, finely diced 竹筍切粒
  • 2 tsp Ginger 薑 適量切粒
  • 3 stalks green scallion, finely diced 蔥切粒
  • 10dried Chinese mushrooms (soaked and rehydrated overnight) 冬菇 10隻切粒
  • 1 tspsalt少許
  • 1 tbspShaoxing Wine 紹興酒
  • 3 tbspOyster Sauce 蠔油 (sub for Vegetarian Oyster Sauce for Vegan option)
  • 1 tbspLight Soy Sauce 生抽
  • 1 tspSesame Oil 麻油 少許
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil 油 少許
  • 1 package of yellow wonton wrappers

Instructions

  1. Rehydrate dried Chinese mushrooms overnight. Squeeze to remove excess water. Trim stem (if any).
  2. Defrost, remove shells and devein prawns. Rough chop and place in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add in ground pork.
  4. Add in the marinade: ground white pepper, sesame oil, Shaoxing Wine, corn starch and salt. Mix well. Stir in one direction.
  5. Let marinade for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

 

While waiting for the prawns and pork to marinate;

  1. Finely dice carrots, Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, ginger and green scallions.
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  3. Once the oil starts to simmer, add finely diced carrots, Chinese mushrooms, bamboo shoots, ginger and green scallions. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Mix well and cook until the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

 

How To Make The Ties For Your Money Bags

  1. In a medium pot, boil water and prepare an ice bath in a mixing bowl.
  2. Blanch the cilantro steams for 5 seconds.
  3. Remove from boiling water and immediately place in the ice water bath to stop the cooking process.
  4. Drain and pat dry. Remove the cilantro leaves from the stems. You will want a clean looking string.

 

How To Make The Money Bag Dumplings

  1. Add prawn, ground pork to stir fried vegetable. Mix well. For Vegan/vegetarian option, use the vegetable filling only.
  2. Add approximate half a tablespoon of filling to the middle of the wonton skin.
  3. Gently fold and gather the wonton wrapper to the middle while leaving the top to fan out.
  4. Use one cilantro string to tie the money bag bundle close.
  5. Once you have assembled all your dumplings, it is time to steam!
  6. Line the bamboo steam basket with parchment paper, thinly sliced carrots or cabbage leaves.
  7. Arrange the Money Bag Dumplings in the steam basket and cover the lid. Do not overcrowd.
  8. Place steamer over the wok, ensuring the base doesn’t touch the water.
  9. Steam dumplings for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender and thoroughly cooked.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


Notes

  • For Vegan/vegetarian option, use the vegetable filling only.
  • Rough chop prawns if you prefer a meatier texture. Finely mince, if you prefer a smoother texture.
  • Use a trivet rack stand to raise the steam baskets to ensure the base doesn’t touch the water.

 

Keywords: Chinese New Year dishes, auspicious, Steamed dumplings, Money Bag Dumplings, 年菜, 平安金福袋, Lunar New recipes, CNY, 年菜,簡單易做, 新年菜,賀年菜,團年飯,開年飯,宴客菜式, 年夜飯

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